Computer & Network Systems Administration
at Thaddeus Stevens College

The Computer and Network Systems Administration program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of positions in the information technology field. Students work in a "live" network environment, managing their own servers, clients, routers, and switches by applying concepts learned in the theory classroom. The combination of theory and hands-on lab exercises allows CNSA students to acquire comprehensive skills in the following technical areas: the internal operation of personal and server computer systems, the physical infrastructure of local and wide area networks, the design and management of computer networks, the administration of Microsoft Windows and non- Windows server and client operating systems, the design and development of Windows-based and Web-based applications, the management and design of relational databases, and the integration of enterprise software applications to solve business problems.

Upon completion of the program, graduates of the CNSA program have obtained employment in such information technology jobs as systems administrator, network administrator, network technician, PC technician, help desk analyst, systems engineer, structured data cabling installer, application programmer, Web application developer, Web administrator, database administrator, and sales engineer.